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Chetek (YTB-827)

Flag Hoist/International Radio Call Sign:
November - Kilo - Victor - Kilo
NKVK
Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons

National Defense Service Medal

Natick Class District Harbor Tug. Large:
  • Laid down, 21 May 1973, at Marinette Marine Corp., Marinette, WI.
  • Launched, 25 October 1973
  • Delivered, 8 December 1973 and placed in service as Chetek (YTB-827)
  • Allocated to the 5th Naval District at Norfolk, VA.
  • Placed out of service, date unknown
  • Transferred to Army Corps of Engineers, name retained, 01 March 1996
  • Renamed Kozoil, 2000
  • Sold to St. Lawrence Seaway Development Corporation, 2005
  • Sold to Basic Towing, Escanaba, MI, renamed Nickelena (ON 1210059), 2007
    Specifications:
    Displacement 282 t.(lt) 344 t. (fl)
    Length 109'
    Beam 29'
    Draft 14'
    Speed unknown
    Complement 12
    Armament none
    Propulsion diesel, single screw

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    Chetek (YTB-827)
    Chetek 899k Chetek (YTB-827) tied up at Norfolk Naval Shipyard, Portsmouth, VA., 7 July 1988. Agawam (YTB-809) is astern of Chetek.
    DVIC photo # DN-ST-88-07989 by Don S. Montgomery USN Ret., from the collections of the Defense Visual Information Center.
    Bill Gonyo
    Chetek 64k Two views of Chetek (YTB-827) underway, date and location unknown. US Navy photos, from tugboatinformation.com Robert Hurst
    Chetek 44k
    US Army Tug Chetek / Kozoil
    Chetek 73k Tied up at the Army Corps of Engineers base at Cleveland, OH, date unknown.
    Official Army CoE photo, from tugboatinformation.com
    Robert Hurst
    Chetek 63k Tied up at the Army Corps of Engineers base at Cleveland, OH, date unknown.
    Photo by B. Wroblewski, from tugboatinformation.com
    Robert Hurst
    Chetek 73k Tied up at the Army Corps of Engineers base at Cleveland, OH, date unknown.
    Photo by Jeff Thoreson, from tugboatinformation.com
    Robert Hurst
    Commercial Service
    Chetek 80k Ex-Chetek (YTB-827) in commerical service as Nickelena, location unknown, 14 October 2010.
    Photo copyright Jean Hamond, from tugboatinformation.com
    Robert Hurst
    Chetek 59k Ex-Chetek (YTB-827) in commerical service as Nickelena, date and location unknown.
    Photo by Paul Beesley, courtesy shipphotos.com
    Robert Hurst
    Chetek 59k Ex-Chetek (YTB-827) in commerical service as Nickelena, date and location unknown.
    Photo by Paul Beesley, courtesy shipphotos.com
    Robert Hurst

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    Crew Contact And Reunion Information
    U.S. Navy Memorial Foundation - Navy Log
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